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Archives: Feb 2001

A conversation with my roommate’s dog

Note: This column was written during my senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and published in the Promethean.

Paul Ryan, Columnist

A dedicated and respected journalist must be able to cover a variety of subjects, and must be prepared for the vast amount of unique personalities they will encounter in the interviewing process.

An easygoing, pressure-free interview with the Pope or our nation’s president is much easier and different than the complex, complicated and nerve-racking task of interviewing Ted Danson.

Use of profanity extremely underrated by 2000 WNA awards committee

Note: This column was written during my senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and published in the Promethean.

Paul Ryan, Columnist

When it came time to go to the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) annual college newspaper awards on February 2, I donned my best cornflower blue leisure suit, stovepipe hat and ivory cane and headed for Madison.

I told myself that driving nearly eight hours with jazzed-up purple velour underpants on would be well worth it when I received my “best column writing” prize.

Things I would do for money

Note: This column was written during my senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and published in the Promethean.

Paul Ryan, Columnist

To stay with the theme of this “Around Town” issue of the Promethean, I wanted to write a column on all the fun things to do in Superior. Yes, that’s right, I have indeed tackled the exhausting task of carefully describing all the fun things to do in Suptown. All three of them.

—drinking booze
—laughing at people who are barfing from drinking booze
—feeling good knowing you already barfed an hour ago from drinking booze